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8 Sickening Facts About Flame Retardants

Flame Retardants

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  • The majority of Americans have measurable body levels of flame-retardant chemicals that have been linked to serious health risks like cancer, birth defects, neurodevelopmental delays in children, and more
  • When an object containing flame retardants catches fire, it releases cancer-causing toxins and higher levels of carbon monoxide, soot, and smoke, which are more likely to kill a person in a fire than burns
  • Government and independent studies show that the most widely used flame-retardant chemicals provide no benefit for people while increasing the amounts of toxic chemicals in smoke
  • You can have a licensed health care provider write you a prescription for a toxin-free mattress, which can then be ordered without flame retardants from certain retailers

By Dr. Mercola

Your couch cushions, your child's car seat, your carpeting, and your mattress all have a toxic secret in common.


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